More Support for Businesses with Extended Restrictions

NT Government

The Territory Government has announced an extra Small Business Lockdown Payment today, offering an additional $1000 to businesses which couldn’t open this week due to current COVID-19 restrictions, such as gyms, yoga studios and market holders.

This payment is available in addition to the initial Business Lockdown Payment which is also a one-off payment of $1000 – bringing the total for this cohort to $2000.

So far, over 2650 businesses have applied for the Small Business Lockdown Payment and we have already awarded over $1 million in payments.

Eligible small businesses for the additional payment are those with a turnover above $75,000 and below $10 million and no more than 20 full time equivalent staff, and who had to remain closed following the Chief Health Officer’s direction.

If you are one of the businesses that were directed to stay closed, please visit

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